Why Are Hopewell Earthworks Special?

What is so Special about Ancient Native American Earthworks?

Earthwork architecture and engineering reached a pinnacle of achievement in the Hopewell Culture. Hopewell earthwork complexes can be enormous and surprisingly complex. They represent the accomplishments of a mysterious Native American culture that thrived in eastern North America two thousand years ago. Many questions persist about why and how the people of the Hopewell Culture built such awe-inspiring monuments.

Hopewell earthworks are:

  1. Geometrical
  2. Complex
  3. Precise
  4. Enormous
  5. Astronomically Aligned
  6. Ceremonial
  7. Densely clustered in southern Ohio
  8. Nominated as World Heritage Sites

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